The Well That Grew Giants: A Prairie Folk Tale

The Giant Well August 1863 The scorching hot Kansas wind twisted around Isaiah Milton’s face. His mother had named him after the haunting sound the wind made when it came through the front door of his childhood home: Isaiah.  It lured him back twenty years later, and he stumbled through the Kansas plains searching for…

Dee Dee McGee and Her Musical Knee

Have a scab-picker living under your roof? Imagine what would happen if instead of blood, loud music was released each time the body’s healing powers were interrupted. Here’s a poem about a young girl with a proclivity for picking scabs, and how her knee took it to the next level to stop her. Dee Dee…

The Cursed Custodian: Dark Secrets of Middletown Middle

“Follow the supernatural journey of Benjamin Brown as he becomes the janitor at Middletown Middle and must confront the ghost of the previous janitor, Chaska Washington. With the help of a sympathetic teacher, Benjamin must complete the tasks that the ghost was unable to finish in life and lay him to rest. But Benjamin’s journey as the school’s “doorkeeper” doesn’t end there, as he must continue to protect the school and its students from otherworldly threats for the rest of his lifetime. Will Benjamin be able to find his replacement before it’s too late? Read this eerie tale to find out.”

A Little Too Dark – The Spirit Week Rampage

The Spirit Week Rampage May 2005 In the dimly lit robotics lab at Middletown Middle School, their robotics team was stressed. The four students huddled around their poodle-sized creation, WENDI. Her cold, metallic body remained unresponsive despite their efforts. Failure was not an option with the State Robotics Olympics less than twenty-four hours away. Adding…

Bus J. – The Lost Road

Bus J March 12, 2022 The ride home on Bus J is always an adventure. It shuttles the rowdiest kids on the longest ride — a 45-minute trek down Old Bridge Road, through one of the state’s densest forests. It always looked like it was on the verge of nighttime, even on the sunniest of…

The Facepainter

Experience an extraordinary day at Middletown Middle School when second-grader Rose Batty becomes ‘Principal for the Day.’ Follow Rose’s exploits as she mandates the hiring of a retired face painter and accidentally transforms the school event into a fantastical zoo filled with superheroes, animals, and delightful chaos. Read on to discover how this day unfolds in this captivating and humor-filled narrative.

The Unktomi of Middletown: A Thanksgiving Tale of Mystery and Adventure

The Unktomi of Middletown: A Thanksgiving Tale of Mystery November 25, 1987 A thick soupy fog hangs over Middletown Lake, obscuring the shoreline. From the shadows, a lone shifting figure emerges, changing from a towering lanky form to a wide and spindly one. Suddenly, it crouches down to pull a huge clump of webbing from…